Port Fairy focus on tough game against South Warrnambool

FOCUSSED: Port Fairy's Dylan Herbertson. Picture: Rob Gunstone

FOCUSSED: Port Fairy's Dylan Herbertson. Picture: Rob Gunstone

PORT Fairy isn’t thinking about finals just yet with three rounds still to run in the home-and-away season, according to reliable defender Dylan Herbertson.

The Seagulls are jostling with triple-reigning premier Koroit for top spot, with just two percentage points separating them. Despite having the double-chance sewn up, Herbertson said the Seagulls hadn’t spoken much about their new position heading into finals.

The team from Gardens Oval has had to fight for survival in the past two Hampden finals series, playing in must-win knockout elimination finals both years, but in 2017 it has the prospect of a week off if it can maintain its standing atop the ladder.

“It’s sort of a different feeling for the club and for the boys,” Herbertson said.

“I don’t think we’ve looked too much into it, we’ve just taken it week-by-week and gone on that.”

Port Fairy defender Dylan Herbertson

Port Fairy defender Dylan Herbertson

For now, the Seagulls’ focus is on South Warrnambool this Saturday at Friendly Societies’ Park.

The Roosters snapped back to form last week, ending a four-game losing streak with a win over Cobden, and will be looking to redeem themselves against the Seagulls, who handed them their first loss for the season back in round seven.